Saudi Arabia said Thursday it tested a new siren system for the capital Riyadh and oil-rich Eastern Province, the day after Yemeni rebels fired three ballistic missiles at the kingdom.
The Saudi civil defence posted a video on its official site of the alarm system being tested.
It said in a statement the system was designed to “face risks of all kinds” and alert the population “in case of emergency”.
Yemen’s Iran-allied Huthi rebels have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against neighbouring Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition against them.
The Shiite insurgents announced they had fired two ballistic missiles at Riyadh and a third at the southern city of Jizan near the border, on Wednesday alone.
A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said the kingdom’s air defences intercepted all three, in statements carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
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